2017 Pulizer Prize
by composer Du Yun
& Canadian librettist Royce Vavrek
Addressing human trafficking
and the exploitation of youth
in our communities.
For project details
please see this
November 2022 (Vancouver)
and early 2023 (Toronto)
Cover Image: by Shahzia Sikander; Uprooted Order Series 3 no 1, 1997
Our Artistic and Community Team
This production brings
together social workers,
human rights activists
and opera artists to
collaborate on producing
this opera depicting this
complex issue around the human trafficking of youth.
For a deeper look at who is involved, including our Social Context Committee,please click here.
Our leadership team is a non-hierarchical structure to allow equal sharing of roles in creative process and project management. This production features a Directing Three Member Team + Music Director + Team of Human Trafficking Advisors
This project is generously supported by the following community enablers:
We are thrilled to announce multi-year funding from the Vancouver Foundation for this upcoming production. We have an incredible team collaborating on this production that will help us examine this opera and how it’s story about human trafficking relates to our community. We hope you will join us on this two-year journey and our deepest thanks to the Vancouver Foundation for believing in this project.
If you would like to support this project,
please contact us and we can send along further information.